In terms of storytelling, the Harry Potter books and their movie adaptations don’t exactly break a whole lot of new ground. They’re brilliant, of course, however the conflict is very black-and-white and it adheres to the stereotypical ‘chosen one’ trope. That’s why fan edits like these are so interesting, because it completely turns the entire story on its head and asks – what if the boy who lived was a villain? They actually manage to make it quite convincing. Watch it below!!
As an actual trailer it isn’t amazing. Making Harry look like a bad guy is a tough feat but it does drag on a little; perhaps a re-arranging of clips would have given it some more oomph. BloodBlitz Comedy is tackling Game of Thrones next, though, which I’m really excited to see.
Potheads – how differently would Harry Potter have turned out if the lead protagonist became another Voldemort? Sound off!